Charlotte Jorst & Adventure Log First Victory In Winning Wellington CDI Prix St. Georges

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Charlotte Jorst celebrating the first international win on Kastel's Adventure. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
Charlotte Jorst celebrating the first international win on Kastel’s Adventure. © 2015 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

By KENNETH J. BRADDICK

WELLINGTON, Florida, Mar. 11, 2015–Charlotte Jorst rode her Kastel’s Adventure to the first international victory for the 10-year-old KWPN gelding to win the Adequan Global Dressage Festival CDI Prix St. Georges Wednesday, a success the American rider was so excited about “I’m ready to burst.”

With exuberance and a string of top horses, Charlotte has become a favorite in her first year on the Florida winter circuit and her score of 71.842 per cent–a personal best at Prix St. Georges–boosted her hopes of making the U.S. squad of Big Tour and Small Tour horses to go to Europe ahead of the Pan American Games.

Shelly Francis of neighboring Loxahatchee, Florida was second on Rubinio with a score of 71.605 per cent with Canada’s World Games rider Megan Lane on San D’Or third with 70.553 per cent, breaking a tie with fellow Canadian Tina Irwin on Fancy that with the same score.

Adventure is one of a growing number of top horses Charlotte, formerly Danish but now an American based in Reno. Nevada, has acquired since the sale of a designer watch company she developed with her husband.

Among the horses are Akeem that was on Denmark’s World Games team in Normandy last summer and she planned to compete this week but put off their debut until she returns to the West Coast. She also competes Kastels Nintendo that was successful at Grand Prix when ridden by Denmark’s Thomas Sigtenbjerggaard.

She found Adventure in a back yard in Holland as a seven-year-old but the horse was injured in 2014 and is just returning to full fitness.

The pair started third in a lineup of 40 combinations in the Prix St. Georges that is more competitive than usual because the Pan Am Games in Toronto in July are primarily at small tour.

“Over the weeks he’s been getting better and better,” said Charlotte. “He has gained so much confidence. He’s just dancing now. Every movement seems effortless.

“He’s now gaining back his strength and his confidence. He thinks of himself as a superstar.”

Charlotte, who competed her Vitalis as a six-year-old in the World Young Horse Championships at Verden, Germany last year, is planning to take her horses to Europe this summer for about a half dozen competitions even if she does not make the Pan Am squad.

She returns to Southern California next week to resume training with American Olympian Günter Seidel and compete in the final U.S. shows that will determine the Pan Am long listed combinations.

Results:

Prix St. Georges
E: Leyman – BEL H: Hotz – USA C: Clarke – GBR M: Warren – USA B: Nivelle – GER
Rider Ctzn Horse E Rk. H Rk. C Rk. M Rk. B Rk. T Pl.
Jorst, Charlotte USA Kastels Adventure 73.947 1 70.789 6 71.447 3 70.789 4 72.237 1 71.842 1
Francis, Shelly USA Rubinio 71.184 2 70.921 5 71.711 2 73.158 2 71.053 2 71.605 2
Irwin, Tina CAN Fancy That 68.684 11 71.711 4 69.737 7 73.289 1 69.342 5 70.553 4
Lane, Megan CAN San D’Or 70.658 3 72.105 1 72.500 1 68.553 6 68.947 6 70.553 3
Klimke, Michael GER Harmony’s Depardieu 68.684 11 68.947 11 70.526 4 68.947 5 70.658 3 69.553 5
Parra, Cesar USA Simply Nymphenburg 70.395 4 70.000 8 69.079 10 68.026 8 68.816 7 69.263 6
Creech, Diane CAN Hallmark 3 69.342 7 71.974 2 69.868 6 67.237 11 67.237 12 69.132 7
Fraser, Brittany CAN All In 69.474 5 71.842 3 69.211 8 66.579 14 68.289 9 69.079 8
Hassler, Susanne USA Harmony’s Boitano 68.421 14 68.816 13 67.763 14 72.632 3 66.711 17 68.868
Klimke, Michael GER Djamba Djokiba 69.474 5 68.816 13 70.000 5 66.974 12 68.553 8 68.763
Wilcox, Lisa USA Galant 68.684 11 70.526 7 67.500 16 66.842 13 69.474 4 68.605
Gallagher-Legriffon, Denielle CAN Argo Conti Tyme 69.342 7 68.421 15 69.211 8 67.368 10 67.632 11 68.395
Martin, Silva USA Aesthete 68.421 14 68.158 16 68.684 12 68.553 6 67.105 13 68.184
Cordia-van Reesema, Eliane USA Jewel’s Amethyst 68.421 14 69.737 9 67.632 15 65.658 18 66.053 20 67.500
Jorst, Charlotte USA Fraktura 68.421 14 69.474 10 65.921 23 65.921 17 66.053 20 67.158
Strasser, Evi CAN Rigaudon Tyme 66.974 20 65.658 24 69.079 10 66.184 15 66.974 14 66.974
Losos de Muniz, Yvonne DOM Debussy 67.632 18 67.895 17 66.842 19 65.526 119 65.789 23 66.737
Vinios, Christina USA Folkestone 68.816 10 66.316 21 67.895 13 64.079 26 66.316 19 66.684
Koford, James USA Amidala 65.658 26 68.947 11 67.368 17 66.184 15 64.737 27 66.579
Oxtoby, Sandra CAN Zedor 69.079 9 67.632 18 63.684 28 64.868 21 66.974 14 66.447
Markowski, Maya CAN Lumiere 66.974 20 66.974 19 66.184 22 63.816 27 68.026 10 66.395
Mortimer, Esther GUA Adajio 65.921 25 65.921 22 66.447 20 67.500 98 65.395 25 66.237
Jackson, Melissa USA Whirlpool 67.368 19 64.605 29 67.105 18 64.342 24 66.842 16 66.053
Eidbo, Alyssa USA Fortune and Fame 65.395 27 65.921 22 66.447 20 63.684 28 66.447 18 65.579
Mendiburu, Heather USA What Happen 66.184 23 66.447 20 64.868 25 64.605 23 65.658 24 65.553
Mendoza, Julio ECU Chardonnay 66.053 24 65.000 27 65.921 23 63.553 30 65.921 22 65.289
Lipp, Karen USA Baximiliana 65.263 28 65.395 25 61.974 33 65.395 20 63.684 31 64.342
Aponte, Maria COL Pretty Woman 66.974 20 65.132 26 62.763 31 64.211 25 61.184 34 64.053
Hardt, Jill USA Pikka Dream Hu 63.684 30 63.553 31 63.553 29 64.737 22 63.816 29 63.868
Schorpp, Andrea GUA Messina 62.763 32 64.737 28 62.105 32 62.895 31 63.816 29 63.263
Parra, Cesar USA Blickpunkt 4 62.895 31 63.158 35 61.711 34 61.842 33 65.263 26 62.974
Spenard, Sallie USA Balance 63.816 29 63.289 32 63.421 30 62.105 32 62.105 33 62.947
Bresee, Andrea CAN Lord Of The Rings 61.842 33 63.289 32 64.868 25 63.553 29 60.000 36 62.711
Bresee, Andrea CAN Carlucci 60.789 34 63.289 32 64.868 25 59.737 37 62.895 32 62.316
Davis, Karin AUS Morris 60.789 34 63.947 30 61.447 35 60.263 34 64.474 28 62.184
Schorpp, Andrea GUA Zedrick DyLoma 60.526 36 60.921 36 59.079 37 60.000 36 60.658 35 60.237
Valkenborg, Birgit CAN Hermione 2 59.474 37 60.658 37 60.921 36 60.132 35 59.474 37 60.132
Nanni, Paula ARG Solaguayre Country Knight 59.342 38 58.816 38 54.211 38 57.763 38 57.105 38 57.447
Konyot, Tina USA Wyoming 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0.000